I was just working on a new webpage and wondering which lightbox I could use to do exactly what my client wants, when Eric's product announcement flattered into my inbox. Just the right stack at just the right time!
My client wanted to open a new page when an image was clicked. As the client's page is a single page website, I thought that a lightbox would be a better solution than a new page, but none of the lightboxes I tried did exactly what I envisaged.
Morphing Lightbox is a the ideal RapidWeaver lightbox if you need to add more than an image and a couple of lines of text. You can add a whole page of information to it. The test that I made contains multiple videos, multiple full page images and multi column texts. If you click the text, button, or image that triggers ML, the lightbox will zoom, or slide in to cover the whole page. ML's content can then be scrolled so that the whole content is visible. Videos cease to play when the lightbox is closed. And – my test page contains 14 (in words fourteen) of these lightboxes.
There aren't very many settings. You'll need to set an ID for ML, especially if you need more than one instance per page. Linking to the lightbox is child's play, just add # as the URL and set an ID that duplicates the name of the lightbox.
The z-Index is set to 99999 by default, so ML will always float above your main content.
Background Colour – as to be expected with RW7 and Stacks3, the background colour may also be transparent.
Effect – there are five different 'morph' settings for ML including slide ins and fade.
Custom Button – The default close button is a rather imposing 'X', which for my personal taste is much too large. However, you have the option of linking to an image of your choice.
That's it! What more do you need?
Now, you might be asking yourself – with fourteen lightboxes, jammed full of images and text, how I intended to solve the bandwidth problem for mobile devices?
I decided to test Joe's Agent stack to hide 60% of the boxes on mobile. And immediately hit a problem. The thumbnail triggers showed up as expected, but didn't trigger ML.
Check out the ML product page – you're going to like this one!
Update: Eric has now added animation timing to ML – Open (seconds) and Close (seconds). It is recommended that the 'Close' should remain relatively short.
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